Figure 77 Leafy twigs of some of the New Zealand divaricate species, with one exception each from a different family:A, Myrsine divaricata.B, Corokia cotoneaster.C, Coprosma acerosa.D, Muehlenbeckia astonii.E, Teucridium parvifolium.F, Lophomyrtus obcordata.G, Coprosma wallii.H, Melicope simplex.I, Pittosporum obcordatum.J, Sophora prostrata.K, Pseudopanax anomalus.Photo: J. E. Casey.
The beauty of a secret garden is that it can be placed in the most unexpected of places. Air plants and succulents create a simple indoor garden in this designers’ show house, while a Moravian star pendant lamp shines overhead for subtle seasonal sparkle.
Corokia cotoneaster 'Wire-netting bush' is notable for its zigzagging silver-green branches. It bears small, slightly fragrant, yellow flowers in the late spring, and orange berries in fall. It loses some leaves in the winter for a dramatic effect and does great as a container plant in Bay Area gardens!